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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

John Raese: West Virginia’s Next Senator?

How come Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle are getting all the publicity? They’re stealing valuable media coverage from some of the other wackjobs running for the Senate.

Take John Raese (please!) Robert Byrd will be spinning in his grave if this dildo takes his place in the U.S. Senate. True, he isn’t a witch like O’Donnell, and unlike Sharron Angle he hasn’t urged people to take “Second Amendment Remedies” against Democrats.

But he wants to abolish the minimum wage. And he recently bragged on a radio talk show that “I made my money the old fashioned way. I inherited it.”

And now he wants to take Ronald Reagan’s delusional “Star Wars” defense to a whole new level. He says we need a thousand lasers in the sky (not to be confused with “a thousand points of light”) to protect us from Communists, terrorists, homosexuals, government bureaucrats, or whatever it is he’s so terrified of.

“If there is a rogue missile aimed at our country, we have 33 minutes to figure out what we're going to do. We are sitting with the only technology in the world that works and it's laser technology. We need 1,000 laser systems put in the sky and we need it right now. That is of paramount importance.”

“Paramount importance” — are you sure you don’t mean Paranoid? Twitchy little bugger, isn’t he. If you snuck up behind him and yelled “Boo!” how high do you think he’d jump?

In the same speech where he talked about protecting our families with lasers, he also said:

“Weak people breed weak nations. If we are going to be weak, we are going to lose the nation, aren't we. Are we going to be weak? I don't think so ... We're not going to be weak and we're not going to lose our nation. We have two election cycles. We have got to git-r-dun.”

Believe it or not, Laser Boy is actually running ahead of his opponent, West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin.

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Blogger MRMacrum said...

Well I for one would welcome a thousand lasers in the sky. I might just eat some LSD again.

This may go down as the most interesting election I will have ever witnessed.

You got Homers and dim witted bitches running for office all over this grand land. Our whack job candidate here in Maine vows he will tell Obama to go Hell if elected.

October 13, 2010 at 11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Good People of West Virginia seemed to be more concerned if Raese is a good Christian or not.

If you think WV is dumbing down look at Robert Byrd's long history, he didn't get smart till past his 80's.

Hell look at Harry Byrd (no relation)
He was no genius either.


October 14, 2010 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Bah. Go with the Star Trek defense instead. A chicken in every pot, a green Orion babe in every bed.

October 14, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Well if he gets in office there won't be anything left worth defending anyway.

Here's an idea. We'll just make the U.S. a mail drop like the Caymans.

October 14, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

We have a GOP goobernatorial candidate here in Oregon (Chris Dudley) who will probably be our next goobernor simply because he 1) used to play for the Portland Trailblazers and 2) he is not a Democrat. And he is on record as saying people who make tips shouldn't make such a high minimum wage.

Imagine that, someone trying to help support a family, making a whopping $8.50 an hour or whatever it is, PLUS tips! The horror!! The Repubs like to refer to the Dem candidate John Kitzhaber, who was goobernor here for a couple terms a while back, as "Taxhaber". How imaginative! And they will elect someone who knows little to nothing about governing a state, who lived outside of Oregon while a Blazer so he could avoid paying state taxes, who thinks the minimum wage is too high, etc. over someone who knows how to run a state. Sigh...

The number of whackjobs (right-wingers in particular) running for office in America this year really is pretty frightening. Not all of them will get elected, but some of them probably will.

I did hear on NPR this morning that the NRA is not endorsing Sharron Angle in Nevada because they fear if Angle wins and Reid is no longer Senate majority leader, someone who is "even more liberal" might replace him. Does this mean the NRA isn't so sure the Dems are going to lose control of the Senate? With the Senate still looking reasonably safe for the Dems, that is probably true.

But when it comes to the House, Republicans are already out there celebrating... partying in the streets, dancing in the end zones... bunch of hooligans! LOL! I have no doubt they are going to regain control of the House, but I think it will be by a very slim margin.

But that leads to my interest in seeing THIS: if they do end up regaining control of Congress, how long before the public gets tired of THEM and wants THEM out of office? They convinced America that Obama is at fault for everything, and that he should have fixed all our problems within the first year of taking office, which he of course couldn't do... They were naturally anti-Obama from the get-go, then through their careful campaign and staying "on message", they convinced millions of doofii that the mess is all Obama's and the Democrats' fault. Huh?

So what happens after these yahoos have been in control of the House for about a year, and still "nothing has happened"? They all seem to be forgetting that if they get elected in House races, THEY will be the incumbents in 2012... LOL

Worst case for the left: after years of right-leaning influence in the economy, Bush and Cheney finally help the economy tank. Everyone is excited about the new lefty president. But the right-wingers successfully blame the GOP/Bush mess on Obama, who loses his power and credibility. New people take over the House, the Senate is pretty much split. The economy recovers during Obama's last two years (at least that part if the scenario is good). But the right claims the recovery was their doing because they fought Obama's policies, and the public believes them. So, it was the Republicans' mess to begin with, they fool the public into thinking it wasn't their fault, and then they fool the public into giving them all the credit for fixing it, giving them the White House in 2012 plus control of both House and Senate.

Nah, sorry I brought that up... we don't want to see that!

Looks to me like we are finally beginning to see the stage getting set for an actually viable third party to emerge. The faster the pendulum repeatedly swings back and forth between left and right, the angrier people will get, to the point where something "new" will come forth.

What will this look like, and who will be the "white knight"? Will we see it as soon as 2012? Maybe there is something to that Mayan calendar thing after all! 8-)

October 14, 2010 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

MRM: So you've got a whack job in Maine too, huh? Jeez, they're everywhere.

Erik: I'm sure Raese is a "good" Christian, as in spouting off the right Biblical passages (out of context) to the right people.

Randal: OK, I'll take the Star Trek defense.

Demeur: That's an idea. It's working so well for Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, we could do it too.

Snave: I think I read about Chris Dudley at another blog. Conservative ex-athletes always seem to be a shoe-in.

There was some asshole in Wisconsin, running for either governor or the Senate, who said the same thing, that waitresses and bartenders should take lower wages because of all the huge tips they get.

The pendulum does seem to be swinging faster these days, like you said. Maybe in 2012 the public will be sick and tired of the GOP.

October 14, 2010 at 2:53 PM  

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